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Jun 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: Jesus declared in John 10, “I am the Good Shepherd,” and “the sheep follow Him.”  When we outgrew the Otto’s living room, the Shepherd led us to our next place of worship in the Wildwood Assembly.  As CCV outgrew the Assembly, He led us clearly and sovereignly to the Wildwood Country Resort.  God has blessed us in all three places.  “Where God guides, God provides.”  Now, He is leading us to a new place.  It is larger and more conducive to our worship and ministry needs than we......

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04
Jun 2020

As We Wait … Discovering Profound Simplicity Governmentally, we are, “We the people …” Scripturally, “… we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” He has captivated our hearts. We love the Good Shepherd who wants us to know His Voice and respond to Him. A number of verses in the Bible tell a story about shepherds and sheep. God has reasons for referring to us as sheep and plenty of evidence for Himself to be called the Good Shepherd! There are times, “All of us like sheep......

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01
Jun 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: Just as sheep need shearing so do those who know and follow the “Good Shepherd.” (John 10:11) For sheep, the pruning, cutting back, simplifying of their wool coat is essential to good health.  We as the “sheep of His pasture” also need the same as stuff builds up in our walk of faith.  When things get tangled due to our natural living in a dark and corrupt world, the Lord, in His love for us, will cut back the things that can so easily beset us.  Remember that......

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25
May 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: At the close of the message in John 9, I asked a very important question.  “Do you have a desire to know the heart of God?”  Well, I want to take that a step further ….  “Do you realize that God wants to reveal His heart to you?”   One of the primary reasons Jesus came to earth was to reveal His heart to us.    And Jesus said that to know Him was to know the Father because they are One. (John 14:7) God reveals Himself to us in ever-increasing measure because......

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18
May 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: Here is both a challenge and a reminder for this week.  First, would you take a few moments and evaluate how you interact with people as you pass by, as Jesus did?  Even during this time of being careful in social distancing, God still gives us opportunities to bless others.  Do you ever notice what is going on with someone else?  Do you stop, look and respond to those who have a need?  Do you listen to the voice of the Spirit in reaching out to others?  This......

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11
May 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: Reopening Plans Everyone desires for our world to open up again. It has been a trying time.  But as we all make decisions about how to come out of quarantine, there will be various degrees of comfort in how we each approach it.  Some are ready to go full speed ahead, while others want to be more cautious and slower to re-engage with the public.  It is our desire to be respectful and accommodating to these different approaches.  With this in mind, the Ministry Oversight Team has agreed......

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04
May 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: “He who sent me is with me.  The Father has not left me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”  John 8:29 Two things occur to me when I look closely at this verse.  First, is the fact that the only way we can do what pleases God is to have a heart to please Him.  Actions without the right motivation and intent lose their meaning.  We have sinful actions because it is in our nature (DNA) to produce those actions.  In order to please God, our......

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27
Apr 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: A testimony is a powerful thing. In a court of law, it can reveal and confirm the truth. In our daily experience it can overcome evil and be life-giving to another. “They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Rev. 12:11 God is doing wonderful things during this test we are in … and He is the Master of turning our tests into testimonies. It is important to share what God is doing in your life. Sometimes it is to......

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20
Apr 2020

From Pastor Steve’s Study: In John 7:26, Jesus said, “But I know Him, for I am from Him.”  In verse 33 he said, “I will be with you a little while longer and then I go to Him who sent me.” On earth, Jesus lived in the security of knowing where He came from, Who He was, and where He was going.  As we get it settled in our hearts, that because we know Jesus: We know where we came from We know who we are in Christ We know where we......

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13
Apr 2020

From Pastor Steve: At the end of John 7, when many of Jesus’ disciples turned and walked with Him no more, He asked the twelve, “Do you also want to walk away?”  Peter as usual, spoke up, “Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.”  Peter also stated that they believed and knew that He is the Christ, the Son of the living God. In this time of quarantine while we have nowhere else to go, may it be our deepest conviction that we have no one......

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